How to Scrap Armor in The Outer Worlds

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Scrapping, also known as Breaking Down is a mechanic in The Outer Worlds which allows you to recycle either old or unwanted pieces of armor and weapons in your inventory. By doing so, you will receive ‘Armor Parts’ which you’ll need later to upgrade these pieces, increasing the stats.

It will also help free up inventory space/carry weight if that’s a problem for you. Otherwise, you can choose to sell Armor Pieces for bits at any vendor or machine.

Below, you can see how to scrap armor in The Outer Worlds. For more guides & content for The Outer Worlds on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One, make sure to check out our dedicated area here!

Scrapping Armor in The Outer Worlds

To start scrapping (or breaking down) armor in The Outer Worlds, we need to get into a Workbench. These are really easy to find, as they are in most small towns in every region. The easiest place to access one though would be on your own ship (which you will need to progress through the story just a little bit to access). 

a workbench
A Workbench

Once you’ve found a Workbench, interact with it. A window will open, where you have control over your weapons and armor. Head to the final tab, which is called ‘Break Down’, which is similar to scrapping.

Choose armor to scrap

When you choose to break armor down, you’re essentially recycling it. You will receive Armor Parts, which are a component used to upgrade other, more essential pieces of armor. It’s always recommended to break-down armor over selling it, as you’ll want the parts.

In the Break Down window, hover over the armor you want to scrap. On the right hand side, you can see the armor parts you will receive, and a total amount after scrapping.

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